I am happy to publish the following concerning new organisation, the Thames Heritage Alliance and to insert a link to this website in our useful links tab. This notice comes from Griselda Cann-Mussett, friend of Cambria and prime mover in the Faversham Creek Trust.
Griselda writes, “I’d like to draw your attention to https://thamesheritagealliance.wordpress.com/which is a website I have set up in conjunction with Dido Berkeley, who as you probably know is a life-long campaigner for the River Thames.
She is hoping to muster widespread support for her idea that the Thames needs a statutory body to represent it in all planning decisions. No-one does that, at the moment, while the developmental pressures continue to build – all land-based, and no-one thinking about maritime interests, biodiversity, flood and fresh-water control, etc.
We are looking for organisations willing to appear as links, and to link back to the website. Ultimately she is looking for a wide range of organisations such as the Tower of London, National Maritime Museum, etc. but it would be wonderful to have Cambria, the Sailing Barge Trust, the Tall Ships, Sail Training Association, and Essex boatyards and quays etc all joining up to show support.
I’d love to hear your comments!
Thames Heritage Alliance
Thank you for that Griselda – we are happy to help.
Today’s excellent picture comes from another friend of Cambria, Barge-book author Nick Ardley and is taken from his own clinker-hull sloop, Whimbrel. Our crew were all waving at him, he says – he thinks this is First Mate Denis up near the port bow. There, Denis – you can run away to sea but you still won’t escape from the website spies!